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Even in the depths of winter the Garden Rocker tests up to dog belly rubbing spec.
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Dog Accessibility

Dog Accessibility

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Even in the depths of winter the Garden Rocker tests up to dog belly rubbing spec.

Garden Rocker
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Garden Rocker

Garden Rocker

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The Garden Rocker, designed by Dianne and Sherry in collaboration with White Pine Concepts, is an ergonomic sitting support for use while gardening or doing other work down low. The patented shape of the base allows the person to lean forward, moving closer and lower to their work. It reduces strain and eases pressure on a gardener’s knees and back during prolonged weeding or planting. Your feet are able to be placed on either side of the base, offering versatility in its use. It allows you to turn from side to side, to move easily in any direction as it pivots on the curved base. The base also provides for convenient tool or weed storage. The shape of the seat is very comfortable and it is height-adjustable.

The Garden Rocker has been Licensed to Vertex Corporation.

The Garden Rocker was designed over many iterations and duct tape.
The Garden Rocker was designed over many iterations and duct tape.Gallery

Rockin the Garden

Rockin the Garden

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The Garden Rocker developed over many iterations of feedback and duct tape.

The All-Turn-It Spinner lets people play games with the rest of the family.
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All-Turn-It Spinner

All-Turn-It Spinner

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The All-Turn-It Spinner “levels the playing field”. With the touch of a switch, a person with a disability can play a role in most board games, “spinning” the spinner, or rolling the dice.

“It made it possible for my children to play together for the first time,” said a mother of a child with a disability.

The ATI has been called an essential addition to every school’s assistive technology center, and was named “Toy of the Month” by a Lekotek Center. It has been cited in many articles and presentations, including Closing the Gap, as an essential tool for inclusion.

The All-Turn-it Spinner was developed by Dianne while she was employed by AbleNet.

Finding ways to play the game is fun and a challenge.
Finding ways to play the game is fun and a challenge.Gallery

Making of the All-Turn-It Spinner

Making of the All-Turn-It Spinner

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Made while Di worked for AbleNet.

The process involved iterations designed to help people have fun at any ability.

GO in depth on process here

Di designed the Specs Switch while working at AbleNet
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Specs Switch

Specs Switch

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“The place-anywhere, attach-to-or-around-anything, versatile Specs switch!”

Use the flange base to attach to almost any surface, including AbleNet mounting systems
Use the space efficient flush base for clustering several switches together
The strap adaptable base makes it easy to mount around objects like headrests and armrests
Includes a 61cm (24”) strap

All AbleNet switches are:

Designed to provide tactile and audible feedback to the user
Designed for activation no matter where pressed

Learn more and purchase at AbleNet.